*Possible Spoilers*. So i complete lost to the Ages quest and have been trying to get the random encounter with Taron Dreth (I have a mod for resurrecting Katria so I really need this event to trigger). I have been up and down the world map for 3 days. I have searched google for answers or help; I downloaded DFB Random Encounters and disabled as many types as I could; decrease the cooldown. I have found several spots where the random events occur and tried for hours the the trick where you walk away and wait an hour then go to the event area again. I went to silverblood inn multiple times. I have been wearing the Aetherium Crown this whole time. I have seen the same random events repeated over and over; the Falcrus guy, the stupid reveler dirking guys, Thalmor, etc; everything except Taron Dreth. I have tried using console commands to reset the 'quest id' adjust the stages, force start it (quest form id is DLC1_WESC09). Nothing is working, this guy will not show up and I am getting sick of wondering around aimlessly for him. Most people commenting on it say it is not glitched and that he is a random encounter but as I said I have seen the same random encounters now 8 to 10 times each and still no Dreth. under the sqv command it shows that it is (Enabled? no) but I assume that just is because the event has not triggered yet. I am at my wits end here; it has to be glitched. Something in the global scripts either is registering it as already completed. I noted that the "lost to the ages" stage quest was set to an obsolete stage 255; according to UESP.net the last stage of Lost to the ages should be 225 (noting a bunch of stages that were obsolete). I am wondering if that has something do with it but I can't seem to adjust the stages of lost to the ages because it is already complete.
Some notes; I have quite a few mods installed but none should be interfering with the Aetherium quests. I really don't want to try to disabled at random the 100+ mods I have searching (likley in vain) for one that might or might not be causing conflict. I don't want to find a save from before the Lost to the ages was completed because hours of gameplay have passed now. I am looking for any tips; for script editing, forcing random events, Creation Kit, mod, anything really that I have not thought of yet (I am also venting a bit hear TBH). I really hope there is a solution to this as it is kind of driving me up a wall at the moment.